Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bandits Goals For/Against Ave.

It's good to check on how the Bandits do when it comes to scoring and preventing goals from year to year.

As you'd expect, the offense and defense both suffered in 2017. The goals scored per game went down, and the goals allowed went up. In fact, the goals-against number is the highest since 2001.

Let's take a look back at the averages, it's interesting to see the numbers drop on both sides since 1992:

Year (Record) - GF - GA 
2017 (6-12)     - 12.6 - 13.9
2016 (13-5)     - 13.9 - 11.9
2015 (11-7)     - 13.1 - 11.6
2014 (8-10)     - 10.6 - 11.1
2013 (6-10)     - 10.7 - 13.2
2012 (7-9)       - 12.4 - 12.8
2011 (10-6)     - 10.6 -  9.9
2010 (8-8)       - 10.6 - 10.6
2009 (10-6)     - 13.9 - 10.6
2008 (10-6)     - 12.7 - 10.9
2007 (10-6)     - 12.9 - 11.8
2006 (11-5)     - 12.1 - 10.4
2005 (11-5)     - 13.6 - 11.4
2004 (8-8)       - 12.8 - 12.4
2003 (12-4)     - 14.4 - 11.8
2002 (8-8)       - 13.0 - 13.3
2001 (8-6)       - 17.7 - 15.6
2000 (8-4)       - 16.8 - 13.9
1999 (4-8)       - 13.2 - 14.8
1998 (6-6)       - 13.8 - 14.3
1997 (6-4)       - 15.8 - 15.3
1996 (8-2)       - 17.2 - 12.7
1995 (3-5)       - 13.6 - 13.5
1994 (6-2)       - 15.1 - 12.4
1993 (8-0)       - 17.9 - 13.5
1992 (5-3)       - 20.1 - 15.6

GF - Goals For/Games
GA - Goals Against/Games

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NLL Goal Differential in Season

I used to like to look at this statistic, because the Buffalo Sabres in 1987-88 had a winning record even though they gave up 22 more goals than they scored during the course of the season. That's tough to do.

Has a team in the National Lacrosse League ever had a winning record while being outscored? Indeed it has, in going back over statistics from 1992 to 2017:

Team and Year (Record) - GF - GA - Diff.
Edmonton 2010 (10-6) - 186 - 201 - -15
Colorado 2003 (9-7) - 221 - 230 - -9
Minnesota 2007 (9-7) - 200 - 207 - -7
Detroit 1994 (5-3) - 94 - 95 - -1
New York 1993 (5-3) - 88 - 89 - -1

How about the reverse? Six teams have had losing records in spite of outscoring their opponents during the season:

Team and Year (Record) - GF - GA - Diff.
Minnesota 2013 (7-9) - 219 - 202 - +17
San Jose 2009 (7-9) - 200 - 185 - +15
Calgary 2008 (7-9) - 183 - 178 - +5
Toronto 2007 (6-10) - 187 - 183 - +4
New York 1998 (5-7) - 167 - 165 - +2
Buffalo 1995 (3-5) - 109 - 108 - +1

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Bandits' longest/shortest overtime games (1992 to 2017)

Longest Overtime Games (1992 to 2017)

Time - Team - Goal-Scorer - Date
9:55 - at Washington - Tavares (Buf) - 4/28/12
8:02 - Toronto - Toll (Tor) - 1/27/01
7:51 - at Minnesota - Crawford (Min) - 3/23/14
6:46 - at Rochester - Malawsky (Roc) - 3/20/04
5:14 - Washington - Sedgwick (Wsh) - 4/2/11

Shortest Overtime Games (1992 to 2017*)

Time - Team - Goal-Scorer  - Date
0:06 - Toronto - Veltman (Tor)- 3/27/99
0:12 - at Baltimore - Alexander (Buf) - 2/20/93
0:20 - at Philadelphia - Bergey (Phi) - 1/20/08
0:25 - at Toronto - Tavares (Buf) - 3/12/10
0:25 - at New England - de Snoo (Buf) - 2/19/17

*Regular season only; still missing exact details of 1/14/95 game vs. Boston. Goal by Tom Carmean on "first Boston possession."


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Monday, February 18, 2013

Best/Worst Periods in Bandits' History (2006 - 2017)

Best Periods in Bandits' History (by goal margin) - 2006-2017

Opponent - Date - Score (Per.) - No.
Rochester - 1-16-09 - 9-2 (4th) - 7
Chicago - 2-24-08 - 8-2 (1st) - 6
Minnesota - 1-20-07 - 7-1 (1st) - 6
Rochester - 1-31-15 - 6-0 (3rd) - 6
Toronto - 3-13-15 - 7-1 (4th) - 6
Vancouver - 4-25-15 - 8-2 (4th) - 6
Georgia - 2-14-16 - 9-3 (2nd) - 6
Vancouver - 3/17/17 - 6-0 (3rd) - 6
Toronto - 4/14/17 - 6-0 (3rd) - 6
Toronto - 2-28-13 - 7-2 (4th) - 5
Rochester - 1-16-09 - 6-1 (2nd) - 5
Portland - 3-21-09 - 5-0 (4th) - 5
New York - 4-11-09 - 6-1 (2nd) - 5
Rochester - 1-12-08 - 6-1 (4th) - 5
Minnesota - 2-16-08 - 5-0 (3rd) - 5
Chicago - 4-19-08 - 7-2 (2nd) - 5
Minnesota - 1-20-07 - 9-4 (3rd) - 5
Chicago - 3-31-07 - 7-2 (2nd) - 5
Philadelphia - 1-12-14 - 6-1 (2nd) - 5
Colorado - 1-18-14 - 6-1 (3rd) - 5
Minnesota - 1-30-15 - 6-1 (2nd) - 5
Rochester - 2-21-15 - 7-2 (3rd) - 5
New England - 4-26-15 - 5-0 (3rd) - 5
Vancouver - 3-5-16 - 6-1 (1st) - 5
Vancouver - 3-25-16 - 8-3 (4th) - 5
Georgia - 4-2-16 - 9-4 (4th) - 5
Toronto - 4-16-16 - 6-1 (2nd) - 5
Vancouver - 1-21-16 - 6-1 (4th) - 5

Worst Periods in Bandits' History (by goal margin) - 2006-2017

Opponent - Date - Score (Per.) - No.
Toronto - 3-29-13 - 7-0 (3rd) - 7
Minnesota - 1-28-12 - 7-0 (3rd) - 7
Rochester - 3-10-12 - 7-0 (3rd) - 7
Calgary - 4/5/14 - 7-1 (4th) - 6
Calgary - 3-24-12 - 6-0 (4th) - 6
Colorado - 3-9-13 - 6-0 (4th) - 6
Rochester - 1-25-14 - 7-1 (4th) - 6
Edmonton - 3-21-14 - 7-1 (2nd) - 6
Rochester - 1-31-15 - 7-1 (4th) - 6
Toronto - 4-29-17 - 7-1 (4th) - 6

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Combined goals in a Bandits' half (2007-2017)

Most Combined Goals in a Bandits' Half - 2007 to 2017

No. - Opponent (Half) - Date
22 - Philadelphia - (2nd) - 3/1/08
21 - at Minnesota (1st) - 3/4/07
21 - at Saskatchewan (1st) - 2/26/16
20 - at New England (2nd) - 2/19/17
20 - at New England (2nd) - 4/26/15
20 - Vancouver (2nd) - 3/2/16
20 - at Georgia (2nd) - 4/2/16
19 - vs. Rochester (1st) - 4/26/14 
19 - at Toronto (1st) - 3/16/12
19 - at Rochester (1st) - 3/14/09
19 - Colorado (2nd) - 3/24/07

Fewest Combined Goals in a Bandits' Half - 2007 to 2017

No. - Opponent (Half) - Date
 4 - at Toronto (1st) - 1/29/11
 4 - at Rochester (1st) - 1/9/10
 5 - at Rochester (2nd) - 4/9/11
 5 - at Orlando (2nd) - 4/16/10
 5 - at Rochester (1st) - 2/8/14
 5 - at Minnesota (2nd) - 4/12/14
 5 - at Rochester (1st) - 4/19/14
 6 - Philadelphia (2nd) - 4/7/12
 6 - at Calgary (1st) - 1/8/11
 6 - at Edmonton (2nd) - 3/21/14
 6 - at Minnesota (1st) - 3/23/14
 6 - at Vancouver (2nd) - 3/29/14
 6 - Minnesota (2nd) - 3/21/15
 6 - Toronto (2nd) - 1/23/16

(Overtime goals not included in second-half totals)

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Combined goals in a Bandits' quarter (most/least) - 2007 to 2017


Most Combined Goals in a Quarter - 2007 to 2017

No. - Opponent (Quarter) - Date
13 - at New England (4th) - 2/19/17
13 - Minnesota (3rd) - 1/20/07
13 - at Georgia (4th) - 4/2/16
13 - at Rochester (4th) - 4/23/16
12 - at Washington (4th) - 3/13/13
12 - Minnesota (4th) - 2/28/09
12 - at Boston (1st) - 4/4/09
12 - at Minnesota (2nd) - 3/4/07
12 - at Georgia (2nd) - 2/14/16
11 - Boston (1st) - 4/24/10
11 - Philadelphia (4th) - 1/3/09
11 - Rochester (4th) - 1/16/09
11 - Philadelphia (1st) - 3/1/08
11 - Philadelphia (2nd) - 3/1/08
11 - Colorado (2nd) - 4/5/08
11 - Colorado (4th) - 3/24/07
11 - Georgia (4th) - 2/20/16
11 - at Saskatchewan (1st) - 2/26/16
11 - Vancouver (4th) - 3/25/16
11 - Vancouver (4th) - 1/21/17

Fewest Combined Goals in a Quarter - 2007 to 2017

No. - Opponent (Quarter) - Date
 0 - at Minnesota (1st) - 3/23/14 (third time in league history)
 0 - at Minnesota (3rd) - 4/12/14 (fourth time in league history)
 1 - Philadelphia (4th) - 4/7/12
 1 - at Philadelphia (2nd) - 1/15/11
 1 - at Philadelphia (3rd) - 1/15/11
 1 - at Toronto (2nd) - 1/29/11
 1 - at Rochester (3rd) - 4/9/11
 1 - at Rochester (4th) - 3/27/10
 1 - at Chicago (2nd) - 2/24/08
 1 - Rochester (1st) - 1/24/14
 1 - at Rochester (1st) - 2/8/14
 1 - at Edmonton (3rd) - 3/21/14
 1 - at Rochester (1st) - 4/19/14


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